Tethered cord syndrome in adults SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL Ratliff, J., Mahoney, P. S., Kline, D. G. 1999; 92 (12): 1199-1203


Adult onset of tethered cord syndrome is a rare pathologic entity. Its treatable nature makes early diagnosis and timely surgical intervention important goals. Because of present referral patterns, adult patients with tethered cord syndrome may present initially to their primary care physician. We present a recent representative case of adult-onset tethered cord syndrome, with emphasis on initial complaints and the symptom constellation relevant to the primary care physician. Thorough clinical history and physical examination should direct investigators to include tethered cord syndrome in the differential diagnosis of select patients.

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